As travel technology continues to develop, traveling the world has become more accessible than ever before. This in turn has opened a whole host of new opportunities for travelers and adventure seekers alike. To help narrow down what feels like reams of unlimited choices, we would like to present you with five beautiful reasons to visit one of Marrakech’s most legendary resorts, Es Saadi Marrakech Resort this summer.
1. Art: Over 400 Pieces of Renowned Moroccan Art
From the moment you enter Es Saadi’s grounds, you are immediately mesmerized by a range of profound artwork from young emerging artists and renowned Moroccan talent reflecting the diversity and culture of modern Morocco.
The soul of the Palace is in the art collection which can be found in the gardens and in the suites. There is an important triptych depicting Moroccan scenes of life by Said Qodaid in the Executive Suite, and signature abstract paintings by Abdellah Sadouk and Ahmed Ben Ismail in the Deluxe Corner Suite. In 2014, Elizabeth Bauchet Bouhlah’s was decorated for her pioneering enterprise as an Officer de l’Ordre du Wissam Alaouite, by HRH King Mohammed VI of Morocco
2. Location: Marrakech’s Golden Triangle
Es Saadi Marrakech Resort is set in the quiet residential district of Hivernage, facing the snowy summits of the Atlas. Located in the ‘Golden Triangle’ of Marrakech, built among 20 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, it is only a short stroll from the bustling souks and Jemaa El Fnaa square, creating a perfect oasis to escape the crowds, whilst still being in the heart of the action.
3. Haute Couture Spa: Dior Institut Spa
For those pining for a first-class pampering, the exotic and glamorous Es Saadi Marrakech Resort, with its new ‘Dior Institut’ Spa (the only one in the world outside Paris) takes the typical hotel spa and turns it on its ear.
Inspired by Christian Dior, “the architect of design”, the Dior Institut treatments are created, structured and redefined for each woman, step by step, for instant and long-lasting rejuvenating results. Each Dior treatment follows a certain structure: A one-on-one consultation and an in-depth skin examination with a therapist to ensure effective results. This is followed by a customized back massage which will help the posture of the head and figure.
4. Food: Indulge in Forgotten Traditional Dishes
One of the greatest cuisines of the world, Morocco’s delectable culinary offering is a phenomenon known far and wide. Es Saadi Marrakech Resort’s restaurant ‘La Cour des Lions’ is a perfect fusion of modernity and traditional, head by seminal Parisian chef, Fatéma Hal. Fatéma, who has come to Es Saadi from her own restaurant ‘MANSOURIA’ in Paris, which has been featured in the prestigious Michelin guide, has enhanced traditional but forgotten dishes making this beautiful restaurant a principle gastronomic delight in Marrakech.
With stunning Andalusian-Arabic decor including lace-like carved stone and sculpted plaster, the restaurant, situated on the penthouse floor of the Palace, offers a traditional feast for both the palate and the senses, including a panoramic view over the pool, the gardens and the city lights.
5. Accommodation: Experiencing Majestic Morroco at the Palace
When entering the Palace, guests are immediately struck by the grand lobby with domed ceiling, decorated with hundreds of fresh roses and now the new lobby bar has further improved this first impression. Decorated with hundreds of candles, Sarah Lavoine furnishings, a monumental fireplace, and photos taken by the very talented Leila Aloui, the Lobby Bar creates a beautiful atmosphere for guests to meet or relax.
Situated around Es Saadi’s lush green gardens the Palace villas pay tribute to Oriental styles, drawing inspiration from Persia, Andalusia and Egyptian architecture whilst still keeping its core essence Moroccan. Looking out over Marrakech’ electrifying city centre from the Hivernage district, you can be a part of the bustling city from the comfort of your back terrace.